Mask regulations are being hit by some states and businesses across the country after changing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations stating that fully vaccinated Americans can leave masks outside and in many places. Any situation in the building
It’s a major change that creates appreciation, criticism, and confusion. A few months ago, the CDC doubled its mask recommendations, citing the effectiveness of double masking because of the greater spread of the virus.
But the change to federal recommendations has been inspired by the effectiveness of the vaccine, which is now widely available across the country. The U.S. lawsuit fell to the lowest rate since September.
The country̵7;s response to the change was swift and fragmented, with some states rapidly matching federal guidelines and others retaining mask orders for now. Shoppers across the country are faced with different stores with different regulations as some retailers have kept masking regulations.
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►Trader Joe’s, Walmart and Costco do not require fully vaccinated customers to wear a mask. But no one needs proof of vaccination.Starbucks is making face masks and extra masks for customers who have been vaccinated since Monday. Other big retailers and restaurant chains such as Target, CVS and Kroger are keeping mask requirements for now. But said they would reevaluate the policy.
► United States travelers book their recorded number of flights. And if you’re planning to fly soon, you’ll need to get ready to go on an adventure on your own.
► Delta Air Lines is requiring new hires to be vaccinated from Monday. Airlines will not impose the same requirements as current employees, more than 60 percent of whom are vaccinated, a spokesman said on Friday. Delta employs approximately 74,000 people.
► The UK is ending a month of strict blocking due to an effective vaccination program. As of Monday, all restaurants and bars in England will reopen with the same precautions as hotels, theaters and museums.
► Japan is expanding the coronavirus emergency from six areas, including Tokyo, to nine as the government reiterates its commitment to hold the Olympic Games in just two months.
📈 Today numbers: The United States has more than 32.8 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 585,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide gross: more than 161.9 million and 3.3 million deaths.The CDC states that more than 341 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed in the United States and more than 268 million are vaccinated.More than 120 million Americans are fully vaccinated – 36% of population
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Operators need to raise concerns about the CDC’s new guidelines.
Key workers are raising concerns about the CDC’s new guidelines on masking.
Earlier this week, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, which represents 1.3 million food and retail workers, said the recommendation. “Confused and did not consider how it would affect the essential workers who were faced with the uninvaccinated person regularly and refused to wear masks”
“As many states have ended mask enforcement, the new CDC recommendations need to be done more to acknowledge the real and everyday challenges these workers and Americans continue to face,” said Marc. International union president Perrone said in a statement.
Among union workers in the United States, the union estimates hundreds of frontline grocers and meat packing workers have died and more than 150,000 people have been infected or touched.
The CDC eased testing recommendations for people who received the vaccine.
Not only were the vast majority of vaccinated people avoiding masks, but also limiting their COVID-19 test.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week said most people who received the vaccine without symptoms do not need to be tested, even if they were exposed to the virus. People who have received the vaccine completely and without symptoms should not be randomized to be tested, the CDC said.
People can still get COVID-19 infection after getting the vaccine. But they are much less likely to get sick and less likely to transmit the virus to others. Experts say the agency’s updated testing recommendations are in line with past recommendations and are designed to avoid unnecessary testing and disruptions. Read more here..
– Ken Alltucker
The experts said A ‘vaccine passport’ is coming
No shirt, no shoes, no vaccine – no service … that’s what future critics fear. “Vaccine Passport”, because Americans who are vaccinated against COVID-19 can live a normal life safely now, including spending time in the shade without a mask.
The idea that A “passport” can separate immunized vaccines from unvaccinated vaccines, sparking fears about the future of unvaccinated people, whose health decisions limit where they can travel. Where they can shop, what activities they can participate in and they will be asked to do or not to wear a mask.
But many public health experts are outraged by the controversy, as Americans have long expected to provide evidence of vaccination in certain situations.
“It’s not a new idea for you to record whether you were vaccinated or not and share it at some point,” said Rebecca Fielding-Miller. Professor at Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. “This is exactly what we do.” Read more here..
More than a dozen states reverse the mask command.
More than a dozen states have adjusted masking rules.
Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Ohio, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Kentucky, Washington, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, North Carolina, Kansas, Colorado and Rhode Island announced plans to be in line with CDC recommendations. Immediately or in the next few weeks
“When you get vaccinated, the CDC says it’s safe to take that mask off and take that picture,” said Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.
In the meantime, New Jersey and Hawaii have joined forces with a number of states who say they have not relaxed the resident requirements.Gov.Phil Murphy on Friday said it could be weeks before Garden State fulfills the term. Latest CDC Recommendations
Hawaiian Government David Ige said: “We cannot determine who was vaccinated and who was not. The best mitigation measure is to have everyone wear a mask.”
Universal Orlando, Disney World, says visitors still have to wear masks in indoor rides.
Universal Orlando and Disney World both announced Friday that guests will no longer be required to wear masks while the outdoors begin Saturday.
“As advised by local governments and health officials, effective Saturday May 15, face masking for guests is no longer mandatory when outdoors at Universal Orlando,” Universal spokesman Tom Schroder told USA TODAY.
On Friday, Disney updated the Disney World website with a change to its Florida park mask policy.
According to the Disney website, masks are required: when entering and throughout all attractions; All cinemas include entrance to the theater. All transport includes a transport entrance. And all indoor locations, including restaurants, except while eating or drinking while stationary.
– Morgan Hines
Contributing: The Associated Press
This article originally appeared in USA TODAY: COVID CASES NEWS: People who get fully vaccinated can limit testing, the CDC says.